The Salisbury School - Review #1
About the Author:
|Years Attended Boarding School:||2015-2018|
|Sports and Activities:||Football, Lacrosse, Basketball, Key society, One Love Foundation|
|College Enrolled:||Cornell University|
|Home Town, State:||Rochester, NY|
1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
The Salisbury school offers a great combination of Education and athletics. As an all boys boarding school, the dynamics of the teaching methods and mentoring are heavily catered to the boys experience. Salisbury also holds tradition as students and children of God. Chapel is attended regularly as well as during holidays.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
Boarding school has helped me grow into a mature and confident self advocate. Salisbury has a built in safety net because the teachers care about you academically, socially, athletically and personally. They are invested in you. But, this is the first time you are away from home and being an advocate on a larger scale than just being home. Many life skills learned here that I take with me as I advance throughout my time.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I would have gone to Salisbury for all four years and taken a post-graduate year to take college credits in my PG year. So that when I go into college is already having a semester complete and can take an easier course load. If you are nervous about boarding school, you have every right to be. When you get there, develop a routine and talk to all the teachers and mentors there to help you through your time.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
i liked the relationships that i developed with the faculty and also the other students. I will have these relationships for a lifetime and im glad that i went to Salisbury School.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
The water fountain in the gym is the coldest one. If you go to Belin pretty much everything is good and in the dining hall, do not forget about the soup. Do all you can to develop relationships with the faculty they will help you. They have mentored many other students your age and the path you want to go down, they've navigated many others to do the same!
1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
The Salisbury school offers a lot of interesting courses to take Including Modern Chinese History and the history of the middle east. Many economic courses as well as calculus and religion courses. The wide range of professors offer their expertise willing to the young students trying to figure out what they want to become. The workload requires some time, but it isn't anything you can't get done! Also, the teachers live on campus and are there to help and actually enjoy helping you! More of a family than a school.
1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
I liked the diversity of the athletics programs. As you become an upperclassman, you can choose weight lifting as a sport for one of your semesters. Every student must participate in a sport for all three trimesters. The levels you compete at do vary. You do not have to do varsity sports for every trimester, in fact many students don't. Some do recreational just to have fun and keep busy.
1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
There are so many initiatives to be a part of: clubs, organizations, foundations, fundraisers. Salisbury really has it all and the best part about it is that if they don't have what you're looking for, you can create it yourself!
1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
I loved the relationships I have made with my friends in the dorms! we were always around each other and doing something fun. There were many planned get-togethers that the dorm parents initiated including cookouts and barbecues. This was the highlight of my time at Salisbury because the dorms is mainly where the relationships are built. The room is like a typical college dorm but a bit bigger. You can be a part of a duo, triple, or quad room. Late night food access is the student center called Belin.
1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
No assigned seating. Three meals a day at the dining hall. Breakfast 7am-9am lunch 11:30 am-1:30pm and dinner 6-8pm. The school works around the meal schedules so that you don't miss a meal! The food on campus is great and cooked by professional chefs. Soup, salads, breads, main courses and desserts.
1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
The surrounding area is great for the outdoors! Hikes and views are the strong point as well as the boathouse and the lake you can swim in. Salisbury the town doesn't have much of a presence but that only because everything you could need or want is on campus.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
Social life is great. There is a sister school and many other schools that come together for fun dances or events. The sporting events usually draw the whole school as they are really entertaining and host the most school spirit. These are often events in themselves.
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